Japanese title:初心
Romaji title: shoshin
English title: Original Intention

Release date: 2007.04.04

Catalog nr: XNAM-10002
Label: Avex Trax

First press: no


«Shoshin» is RuRu Honda‘s 4th album, but her first in Japanese. It is her first release in four years after her contract with EMI Chinese expired.

This release is a cover album of famous songs by famous male singers.


TRACK LIST


01. 地球兄弟 (Chikyuu Kyodai; World Siblings)
02. 桜 (Sakura; Cherry Blossoms)
03. HEART of GOLD
04. シングルベッド (Single Bed)
05. 最後の雨 (Saigo no Ame; Last Rain)
06. 永遠に (Eien ni; To Eternity)
07. ここにしか咲かない花 (Koko ni Shika Sakanai Hana; A Flower That Blooms Only Here)
08. 行かないで (Ikanaide; Don’t Go)
09. La・La・La Love Song
10. 最後の言い訳 (Saigo no Iiwake; Last Excuse)
11. Gaining Through Losing
12. 瞬間 (Moment) (Shunkan (Moment); Moment (Moment))


CREDITS


地球兄弟 (Chikyuu Kyoudai)

Lyrics & Music: Kyogo Kawaguchi | Arrangement: ?

This track is a cover of Kawaguchi Kyogo’s song of the same name.


桜 (Sakura)

Lyrics & Music: Kyogo Kawaguchi | Arrangement: ?

This track is a cover of Kawaguchi Kyogo’s song of the same name.


HEART of GOLD

Lyrics: Kozo Nagayama | Music: Jiro Yamaguchi | Arrangement: Kei Kawano

This track is a cover of EXILE’s song of the same name.


シングルベッド (Single Bed)

Lyrics: Tsunku | Music: Hatake | Arrangement: Sharan Q

This track is a cover of Sharan Q’s song of the same name.

Tsunku, the vocalist of Sharan Q, is the one who discovered Honda during an audition she went to for the group that would end up being Taiyo to Ciscimoon. He gave her her Japanese name (RuRu).


最後の雨 (Saigo no Ame)

Lyrics: Jun Natsume | Music: Takashi Tsushimi | Arrangement: Tomita Motohiro

This track is a cover of Yasushi Nakanashi’s song of the same name.


永遠に (Eien ni)

Lyrics: Yutaka Yasuoka | Music: Takeshi Senoo | Arrangement: ?

This track is a cover of Gospellers’ song of the same name.


ここにしか咲かない花 (Koko ni Shika Sakanai Hana)

Lyrics & Music: Kentaro Kobuchi | Arrangement: Kobukuro

This track is a cover of Kobukuro’s song of the same name.


行かないで (Ikanaide)

Lyrics: Gorou Matsui | Music: Kouzi Tamaki | Arrangement: ?

This track is a cover of Tamaki Kouzi’s song of the same name.


La・La・La Love Song

Lyrics: & Music: Shinobu Kubotato | Arrangement: ?

This track is a cover of Shinobu Kubotato’s song of the same name.


最後の言い訳 (Saigo no iiwake)

Lyrics: Keiko Asou | Music: Hideaki Tokunaga | Arrangement: Ichizou Seo

This track is a cover of Hideaki Tokunaga’s song of the same name.


Gaining Through Losing

Lyrics & Music: Ken Hirai | Arrangement: ?

This track is a cover of Ken Hirai’s song of the same name.

 

瞬間 (Moment) (Shunkan (Moment))

Lyrics: Gorou Matsui | Music & Arrangement: YOSHIKI

This track is a cover of Hideki Saizyou’s song of the same name.